Costa Rica Exports $39 million Worth of Scrap
Costa Rican exports of scrap iron and steel grew by 40% between 2010 and 2011.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
In the past five years the number of exporters of scrap iron and steel has nearly doubled going from 34 to a total of 58 according to the Foreign Trade Promotion Office, Procomer.
Guatemala's government has changed the rules, by decree, regarding licences for exporting scrap metal.
In 2011 these exports grew by 126% compared to 2010, while there is still much to take advantage of in the FTA in place with the market that is a bridge to China.
Exports of goods grew of 11% and services 15.9%.
Between January and July 2011, the value of overseas sales of goods grew by 6.6% compared to the same period in 2010.
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